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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2020 revisions Operating Procedures manned motor vehicle infusion ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS small product packaging persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business amount of THC content meat and seafood, and other products Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing microbusinesses sanitary and hazard-free environment 100 mg of THC per package Retailer (Type 10) 600-foot radius of a school 2020 resolutions definition of owner sugar Category II Residual Pesticides Testing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Premises Diagram testing methods A-licensees packaging Food-grade Butter/Oil THC levels Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) 2020 updates Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) medicinal and adult-use or both markets certified by a California-licensed engineer conditional license track and trace system Criminal History edible products contaminants Mycotoxins Testing medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands licensed premises disposal local jurisdiction’s requirements Carbon Dioxide (CO2) opaque exit package loan provided to a commercial cannabis business loop system local jurisdiction authorization MCSB’s temporary license application no infusion of nicotine pre-made or purchased Live Scans for each owner final form Temporary License Application Information inventory onsite consumption of cannabis goods cannabis cartoons three cannabis licensing authorities Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery Cultivation less than 10,000 Financial Interest manufacture cannabis products testing laboratories health impacts of cannabis good manufacturing practices California Department of Public Health (CDPH) product as a candy prohibited 600 foot radius of a school Bond and Insurance Information at least 99% purity Local Authorization Attachment M-license vape cartridges must enter certain events Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch contaminant free protocol medicinal commercial cannabis activity diagram of the business’s layout licensing cannabis microbusinesses medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) sampling standards secondary packaging security and cannabis waste disposal medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing valid waiver public health and safety cannabis plants MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacturing practices waste disposal remove THC/CBD Temporary License Application paper inserted into the packaging manufacturing limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package Owner testing of cannabis goods the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) primary panel requirements potentially-hazardous foods licensed cannabis distributors Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Distributor Transport Only Identifying information Business Organizational Ethanol stickers health claims finished product highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin annual license application managing member manufacturer's name re-sealable BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL tinctures transport cannabis goods to retailer destruction of cannabis goods waste management laws volatile solvent licensed cannabis cultivators temporary license manufacturing activities transportation of cannabis goods packaging and labeling online licensing system period of 120 days inventory and quality control licensing scheme 2020 new laws manufacturing cannabis products disclosure of all criminal convictions supplemental label Fingerprints Percentage of ownership 2020 compliance Vehicle Requirements carbohydrates and fat per serving 2020 regulations onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods MCSB limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving child-resistant packaging comply with all packaging and labeling requirements extracts conducting quality assurance review CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Cannabis Manufacturing CDTFA seller’s permit exception for testing laboratories Arranging for laboratory testing retailers Mechanical shipping manifest licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Industrial Hemp Advisory Board cannabis sales and/or consumption compliance with regulations Completed Temporary License Application Form hang tag or a peel-back label ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation consumption of alcohol or tobacco edibles packaging opaque list of artificial food colorings Personnel Requirements Transition Period recordkeeping Distributor transport shared-use manufacturing facilities separate applications allergen information evidence of rehabilitation Bond in the amount of $5,000 Labor peace agreement distributors Local Authorization packaging and labeling requirements Cannabinoids Testing cannabis event organizer license entry into the legal, regulated market cannabis training packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Proposition 65 delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods chain of custody Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) identity of the product ownership premises is not within a Government investment into a commercial cannabis business inhalable cannabis alcoholic beverages requiring refrigeration manufacturers who package for other producers regulatory framework Temporary event up to 4 days 2020 proposed changes supply chain premises diagram Retailer (nonstorefront) licensing cannabis distributors 2020 recent news Manufacturing (non-volatile) mandated warning statements cultivation exit packaging Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Track and Trace scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises required limits operating procedures Premises Information Local Jurisdictions commercial cannabis manufacturing in California 2020 important information commercial cannabis manufacturing financial interest holder product guidelines no infusion of alcohol Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) transportation and security security periods of 90 days extensions dried flower amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package concentrate public Licensee Lookup Tool basic nutritional information Transport vehicles alarm system nonlaboratory quality control Individual Owner convicted of a substantially related crime regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis equity interest in a commercial cannabis business laboratory quality assurance cannabis cultivation licensing surety bond Premises diagram licensed physical location (premises) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Seller’s permit number government warning statement label Business Information Licensee Information sales of cannabis goods 2020 laws secured area amount of sodium cannabis market hydrocarbon-based solvents transporting cannabis goods labeling storage of cannabis goods 2020 issues California Public Records Act quality control Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) structure and formation documents shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit CDPH-9041 The California Department of Public Health's capsules Extractions using CO2 M-licensees Form # CDPH-9041 payable to the state of California designated structure A-license and an M-license Financial information property for the commercial cannabis activity Proposed Section 40133 product formulation minimum standards for extraction processes Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 compliance with local jurisdiction A-license Foreign Material Testing Type S share facility space cannabis industries cannabis waste state cannabis licensing member manager topicals Terpenoids Testing labels not be attractive tobacco products evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises licensing cannabis retailers California Department of Public Health Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California operating premises unique ID/batch number workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control disposal and destruction methods 2020 problems licensed cannabis manufacturers Moisture Content Testing local jurisdiction motor carrier permit Microbusiness shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company child-resistant outer package Edibles– Products ingredient list cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale commercial cannabis manufacturing activity 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market highly-concentrated oils or waxes Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) CO2 and ethanol extractions secondary package no added caffeine persons 21 years of age or older license review process 2020 fines written procedures for inventory control Application Checklist commercial kitchens medicinal and adult-use markets Licensee Lookup Tool three state cannabis-licensing authorities manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations transportation Butane/Hexane/Propane activity for a period of 120 days an officer or director of a cannabis business adult-use commercial cannabis activity at least 20% ownership interest commercial cannabis products commercial cannabis activity commercial cannabis manufacturers sanitary workplaces Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products testing lab Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Licensees Physical address Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) procedures for inventory control emergency regulations Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) cannabis adult-use products Temporary Cannabis Event Heavy Metals Testing CDPH-issued universal symbol informational panel access to the area(s) Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Local Issuing Authority 120 days extraction some nutritional facts licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises tamper-evident Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories aggregate interest of 20% or more and more.

In addition, Wet weight Type N – for infusions Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Allergen Harvest Batch Quarantine Bureau Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 infused pre-rolls Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Extraction Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Sanitize Lot infused butters and oils as concentrates Environmental pathogen Request for Live Scan Medium Indoor Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) track and trace system Commercial cannabis activity UID Dried flower Qualified individual Mixed-light Tier 1 Informational panel Track-and-trace systems Edible cannabis product products similar to traditional food products prohibited Topical cannabis product alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Outdoor cultivation Track and trace system Specialty Indoor Batch Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) M-license Pest Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) package flower or pre-rolls Flowering Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Holding Infusion Adequate Microorganisms Unique identifier Indoor cultivation Immature plant Specialty Cottage Indoor Package CBD Product Identity Ingredient In-process material Proposition 65 warning statement CBD from industrial hemp Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Adult-use Market Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) adulteration Mixed-light cultivation Allergen cross-contact Medium Outdoor Processing Manufacturer licensee THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Serving Type 10 (Retailer) Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Adulterated Quality control personnel Canopy cannabis concentrates Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Small Outdoor Specialty Outdoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods list of cannabis manufacturers Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Validation Nonvolatile solvent Nonmanufactured cannabis product Finished product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Mature plant Type 12 (Microbusiness) DPH-17-010E MCSB 90-day extension periods Watts per square foot Universal symbol Limited-access area Cultivation site Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Type 11 (Distributor) Monitor Processor Cannabis product Component Primary panel Licensee THC Pre-roll Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Net weight Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Quality Contact surface Personnel Premises Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Process Labeling Theoretical yield Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Verification Nursery Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Cottage Outdoor Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Cultivation Actual yield Raw material Kief Quality control operation Pathogen Small Indoor Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Preventive controls Processing aid Volatile solvent Hazard Applicant Department Distribution Manufacture Mixed-light Tier 2 and more.


Last updated on August 9, 2020



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